MLB Trades 2014: Grades for Top Pre-Deadline Deals
Even though there is still time for all 30 Major League Baseball teams to make a move that will bring them one step closer to winning a championship, either in 2014 or in the years to come, it's never too early to look at the trades already consummated.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Inside Bay Area
A's Chavez pounded in loss to Astros
Before Monday's 7-3 loss to the Astros, the one thing about A's starter Jesse Chavez that was consistent through good times and bad was his ability to keep the ball in the park.
Craig Gentry placed on disabled list with broken hand; Billy Burns called up
The diagnosis for Gentry is a broken hand , which he suffered on a bunt attempt in Sunday's game.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Could A's go back to Cubs for potential Tommy Milone trade?
Could the A's turn back to a recent trade partner now that Tommy Milone has asked out of Oakland? They probably should.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
A's adjust as Chavez's innings count goes up
Sometime in the next month, likely within his next three or four starts, A's right-hander Jesse Chavez should surpass the highest number of innings he has thrown in a professional season.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Yanks Go Yard
Is It Time For The Yankees To Give Up On Manny Banuelos?
There have been plenty of guys who have come back from Tommy John surgery. John Smoltz .
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
When trouble strikes, the A's shuffle the pieces and keep on rolling
Before the A's recorded their 58th win of the season last Thursday against the cross-bay Giants, matching their best record through 92 games since the franchise moved to Oakland in 1968, closer Sean Doolittle was asked whether there was any feeling in the clubhouse that the team had played above its head in the first half.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The Winnipeg Free Press
With Athletics and Giants making impressive showings in first half, high hopes for playoffs
The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball's best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport's highest-paid stars.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Arizona Diamondbacks recall Trevor Cahill, option Mike Bolsinger to Reno
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday pitcher Trevor Cahill has been recalled from Triple-A Reno.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Sonny Gray helps A's end skid vs. Seattle
Emerging from their Felix-Iwakuma funk, the A's used their usual first-half formula to cram another win onto their record before the All-Star break.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Marcos Breton: A's starter Scott Kazmir goes from unwanted to All-Star
He was the veteran pitcher acquired during the offseason after a horrendous injury suffered last summer while pitching in Atlanta.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
A Yankees fire sale? If Tanaka goes down long term, it's time...
If the news is really bad for Masahiro Tanaka - and, these days in baseball, is it ever good when the words "elbow soreness" are used in the same sentence with a star pitcher? - then the letters MRI should stand for something else entirely for the Yankees.
The Press Democrat
These A's are Beane's best
This is my Wednesday column on the A's . WARNING: This is a baseball column. Forty-Niners fans, feel free to skip this.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
WANE-TV Fort Wayne
Report: Parker Could Begin Throwing Program Soon
Norwell high school graduate Jarrod Parker could be taking a big step in recovering from Tommy John surgery in the near future.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Sports Central Articles and Columns
Let's Not Put the A's in the Series Just Yet
Eons ago, an anonymous Brooklyn Dodgers executive crowed when the club dealt for Chicago Cubs outfielder Andy Pafko, in June 1951, "Gentlemen, we have just traded for the pennant."
Sat Jul 05, 2014
New York Post
Why the Moneyball Aa s just landed a top-line starter
In early December, after a spree in which the Athletics uncharacteristically invested nearly $40 million to obtain Scott Kazmir via free agency and Jim Johnson and Luke Gregerson in trades, an executive who is pals with Oakland general manager Billy Beane made this statement: The translation was Beane had enjoyed success in making the playoffs and ... (more)
Fri Jul 04, 2014
A's Blockbuster: Addison Russell to the Cubs for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel
Jun 12, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park.
The Press Democrat
Giants' tailspin - what went wrong?
This Giants team, the one the Cardinals destroyed 7-2 Thursday afternoon, is no different than the team Sabean put together last season, the one that finished 10 games under .500.